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Le Chat Sauvage engraving Louis Le Grand De Seve

Le Chat Sauvage

$160.00

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Antique natural history print
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French 18th century engraving of a cat. Jacques E. De Seve was the principal artist commissioned by Georges-Louis Leclerec, Comte de Buffon to illustrate his 'Histoire Naturelle'. De Seve was not content to simply portray his animals in a dry and factual manner. Rather, he insisted on providing full backgrounds, including classical landscapes. Feline interest. Faint cockling to the paper.
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artist Louis Le Grand after De Seve
method Copper-line engraving
date 1771
size 250mm by 190mm (sheet)
SKU NH1439